MLK: Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam

King would be 84 today.  Where is such a voice today?

The Real News, video uploaded on Jan 17, 2011.  

Martin Luther King Jr gave this sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967

Note: As part of the process of creating imagery for this video, the speech was edited for length. The whole speech is reprinted at link found below. Sections in bold were omitted in the video. Once you’ve watched the video, we urge you to read the speech in its entirety.

“I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor….”

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death….”

“I am opposed to the war in Viet Nam because I love America….  I am opposed to the war in Viet Nam because I am disappointed in America…”

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